(Originally published on March 19, 2017 and updated January 17, 2019)
March is Women’s History Month. Do you know the history of Women’s History Month? In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians, led by the National Women’s History Project, successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th, 1980 as National Women’s History Week.
Use these Listenwise audio stories this month to help students learn about the accomplishments of amazing women of all ages, cultures, races, and abilities. Expand your students’ knowledge of the contributions of women around the world.
Browse the many additional women’s stories in Listenwise in our Women’s History Collection.
Shirley Jackson’s Life as an Author
Before Helen Keller
A Guide to Florida: From Zora Neale Hurston
Harriet Beecher Stowe
A Letter from Phillis Wheatley
Black Women Math Heroes at NASA
Origins and Relevance of the ‘Feminine Mystique’
Themes of Belonging: Sandra Cisneros
Joan of Arc’s Influence Still Shines Today
First African Woman To Win Peace Prize
19-Year-Old Representative Takes Office
Pro Athlete To Nun
Artistic Expression through Domestic Dolls
Big Election Gains for Women
Ida O’Keeffe Escapes Her Sister’s Shadow
Female Hockey Players Fight for Fair Wages
First Female Boston Marathon Runner
More Women Say # MeToo
Nellie Bly and Her Journalism Career
Amelia Earhart’s Flight
Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court
The First Female Computer Programmer
Women on the Money
First Female Nominee for President
Debate: Is Wonder Woman a Good Ambassador for Women’s Issues?
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